Stretching by Bob Anderson << HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!! 🙂
Note from lil ole me: If you can afford to buy only one book, then buy this one. If you can’t afford to buy it then get it through a library. I used this book so much that I wore out my first copy and had to buy a replacement. No matter what sport you do, there are stretches for it in this book. There are also general purpose stretches included as well. And it starts from a zero knowledge base which means they explain everything in simple terms. VERY WELL DONE! 🙂
Description from Amazon.com: ISBN-10: 0936070463 This is the book that people tell their friends about, that trainers suggest for virtually every sport and activity, and that medical professionals recommend to people just starting to get back in shape. Stretching first appeared in 1980 as a new generation of Americans became committed to running, cycling, aerobic training, and workouts in the gym — all of which are commonplace now.
Unfortunately there isn’t a definitive answer. Everybody seems to have a different study that they base their numbers upon. And some people can be healthy and fat!
The good news is that while none of the published “recommended body fat percentage ranges” match each other exactly, there is some overlap in the ranges. Take a look at these “suggested” ranges, then do an honest self-evaluation, then set goals that are realistic and good for you!
As with any measure of fitness, these numbers are merely guides. Listen to what your body is telling you. Talk to your doctor and monitor your situation regularly. I encourage you to get these books and read the accompanying information that goes with these charts. If your local library doesn’t have them, they can request a copy of the book from another library through a process called Interlibrary Loan. Or you can buy the books through Amazon (just click on the links below).
Now, let’s look at some numbers!